Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Zhang Ding  张仃  





Zhang Ding




© Zhang Ding  张仃 portrait - chinesenewart



President of Chinese Artists Association ( C.A.A.)


Zhang Ding ( 1917-2010 ) was born on July 7, in Beizhen, Liaoning Province, in China.


He entered the Beijing College of Fine Arts ( traditional Chinese Painting )



He joined the team of propaganda cartoonists led by Ye Qianyu and Zhang Leping.

  They held an exhibition in Nanjing and created two periodicals.


He was appointed Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China ( Arts department )



He began painting and left for three months in the south of the Yangtze with Li Keran


and Luo Ming.


Back, they held a great exhibition.



Appointed chief architect of China Pavilion for the First International Fair in Paris,


he took the opportunity to meet Picasso.



His heroes of a Chinese animated film: Nezha Nao Hai ( Prince Nezha's triumphs against


dragon King ) made him famous.


It was screened, out of competition at the 1980 Cannes Festival.



He was appointed Central Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Crafts.



He died of renal failure in Beijing on February 21 at the age of 93 years.


Danièle Sicard


© Zhang Ding  张仃


© Zhang Ding  张仃



© Zhang Ding  张仃 - Zhang Ding 张仃 et Picasso  -  Photo 1956

©  Zhang Ding  张仃 et Picasso  -  Photo 1956



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